Management of Posterior Capsule Rent: Various Case Scenarios

  • Abhay R. Vasavada
  • Viraj VasavadaEmail author


Posterior capsular rent (PCR) during cataract extraction is an undesirable event every surgeon dreads. A breach in the barrier between the anterior and posterior segments places the eye at an increased risk of posterior segment complications such as retinal detachment, endophthalmitis, and cystoid macular edema [1–6]. Besides, the surgeon is faced with additional concerns, which include early recognition of the rupture and vitreous prolapse, carrying out the surgery in a closed chamber, avoiding vitreous prolapse, avoiding high fluid turbulence and aspiration forces, and dealing with the nuclear fragments.


Anterior Chamber Cystoid Macular Edema Triamcinolone Acetonide Posterior Capsule Anterior Vitrectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Raghudeep Eye Hospital, Iladevi Cataract & Iol Research CentreAhmedabadIndia

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